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Special Events



  1. Sat., June 5-July 31: Run for Fun Club


    Hop into summer with free kid-friendly creative exercise activities, promoting healthy lifestyles and getting kids running. The Run for Fun Club takes place every Saturday in June and July at Westport School-Park. Water and snacks provided. Register by May 31 at ParkBoard.org/RunForFun.
    Westport School-Park 864-1049

    AGE
    Grades 2-6
    DATE
    June 5-July 31
    TIME
    10-10:45 a.m.
    LOCATION
    FEE
    Free

     


  2. Fri. and Sat., June 4-July 31: Movies at Founders Park


    A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. A mix of family favorites and action thrillers, rated G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. No movies the weekend of July 2-3. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Movies.

    Founders Park 866-7444


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Fri. and Sat., July 9-31
    TIME
    Movies begin at dusk
    LOCATION
    FEE
    Free


     


  3. Now-Aug. 15: Summer Junior Golf Pass


    Junior Golf Pass holders enjoy unlimited golf every day all summer, noon to close, at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Available to ages 17 and under, with approval of a Park Board Golf Course Pro. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities.
    Bill & Payne Stewart, Horton Smith and Rivercut Golf Courses

    AGE
    17 yrs. and under
    DATE
    May 1-Aug. 15
    TIME
    Daily, Noon to close
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $149

     


  4. May 29-Aug. 15: Outdoor Pools open


    Fassnight and McGee-McGregor outdoor pools are open Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Enjoy discount Splash & Sizzle admission daily after 5:30 p.m., and all day on holidays and special weekends (select locations.) Pool maintenance (closed) days are staggered throughout the week. Check ParkBoard.org/Aquatics for schedule. Summer schedule also includes Chesterfield and Doling indoor aquatics admission for outdoor pool prices. The Park Board plans to open Grant Beach and Silver Springs pools the week of June 13.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Open daily Sat., May 29- Sun., Aug. 15 (Fassnight reopens weekends only: Aug. 21-Sept. 6)
    TIME
    1-6:30 p.m. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool hours 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-6 p.m.)
    LOCATION
    Fassnight and McGee-McGregor outdoor pools
    FEE
    $3/ages 3-17 and seniors (60+), $4/adults. All ages are $1/person or free admission with canned food donation every day after 5:30 p.m., and during Splash & Sizzle events. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool is free for kids 6 and under only, with adults.)

     

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Fun for All Ages



  1. Fri and Sat., July 9-July 31: Movies at Founders Park


    A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. A mix of family favorites and action thrillers, rated G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. No movies the weekend of July 2-3. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Movies.

    Founders Park 866-7444


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Fri. and Sat., July 9-31
    TIME
    Movies begin at dusk
    LOCATION
    FEE
    Free


     


  2. Sun., July 4: Discount Splash & Sizzle Swimming


    Splash & Sizzle outdoor pool admission is $1, or free with a canned food donations. Food donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest.


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sun., July 4
    TIME
    1-6:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Fassnight Pool
    FEE
    $1, or free with canned food donations


     


  3. May 29-Aug. 15: Outdoor Pools open


    Fassnight and McGee-McGregor outdoor pools are open Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Enjoy discount Splash & Sizzle admission daily after 5:30 p.m., and all day on holidays and special weekends (select locations.) Pool maintenance (closed) days are staggered throughout the week. Check ParkBoard.org/Aquatics for schedule. Summer schedule also includes Chesterfield and Doling indoor aquatics admission for outdoor pool prices. The Park Board plans to open Grant Beach and Silver Springs pools the week of June 13.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Open daily Sat., May 29- Sun., Aug. 15 (Fassnight reopens weekends only: Aug. 21-Sept. 6)
    TIME
    1-6:30 p.m. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool hours 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-6 p.m.)
    LOCATION
    Fassnight and McGee-McGregor outdoor pools
    FEE
    $3/ages 3-17 and seniors (60+), $4/adults. All ages are $1/person or free admission with canned food donation every day after 5:30 p.m., and during Splash & Sizzle events. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool is free for kids 6 and under only, with adults.)

     


  4. Sundays: Gray/Campbell Farmstead Open House


    Visit with volunteer docents to look inside historic buildings and learn more about life in the Ozarks in the 1860s. Open weather permitting.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    April-October
    TIME
    Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Gray/Campbell Farmstead
    FEE
    Free

     


  5. Now-October: Fishing Pole Rentals


    Take the kids fishing in our one-acre stocked fishing pond. Hourly fishing pole rentals available in our gift shop include every you need: pole, bait, and tackle. Fishing is catch and release only, no keepers, and a license is not required.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Daily
    TIME
    9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    FEE
    $5/hour with equipment rental; $1.50/hour, bring your own equipment; $1.50/extra bait

     


  6. April 15-Oct. 15: Boat Rentals at Lake Springfield


    Rent a boat and explore the James River Water Trail at your own pace. Choose from an assortment of boats, including solo and tandem kayaks, Old Town canoes, and stand-up paddleboards available a first-come, first-serve basis. Life preservers are provided and required. Must be 18 yrs. to rent boats. All boats must be returned the launch area by 5 p.m.

    AGE
    3 yrs. and up (Ages 3-5 allowed in only canoes, with a guardian. Ages 6-13 must be with a guardian. Ages 14-17 may command their own boat accompanied by an adult.)
    DATE
    April 15-Oct. 15
    TIME
    Mon.- Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
    LOCATION
    Lake Springfield
    FEE
    $10/hour solo kayaks and stand-up paddleboards $12/hour tandem kayaks 

     

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  1. April 15-Oct. 15: Boat Rentals at Lake Springfield


    Rent a boat and explore the James River Water Trail at your own pace. Choose from an assortment of boats, including solo and tandem kayaks, Old Town canoes, and stand-up paddleboards available a first-come, first-serve basis. Life preservers are provided and required. Must be 18 yrs. to rent boats. All boats must be returned the launch area by 5 p.m.

    AGE
    3 yrs. and up (Ages 3-5 allowed in only canoes, with a guardian. Ages 6-13 must be with a guardian. Ages 14-17 may command their own boat accompanied by an adult.)
    DATE
    April 15-Oct. 15
    TIME
    Mon.- Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
    LOCATION
    Lake Springfield
    FEE
    $10/hour solo kayaks and stand-up paddleboards $12/hour tandem kayaks 

     

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Kids’ Programs & Activities

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Kids' Sports



  1. Now-Aug. 15: Summer Junior Golf Pass


    Junior Golf Pass holders enjoy unlimited golf every day all summer, noon to close, at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Available to ages 17 and under, with approval of a Park Board Golf Course Pro. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities.

    Bill & Payne Stewart, Horton Smith and Rivercut Golf Courses


    AGE
    17 yrs. and under
    DATE
    Now-Aug. 15
    TIME
    Daily, Noon to close
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $149


     


  2. May 12-Aug. 25: Generation Pound


    A youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. Kids use special drumsticks and are encouraged to explore movement and embrace their creativity. Registration required.

    AGE
    6-14 yrs.
    DATE
    May 12-Aug. 25
    TIME
    Mon. and Wed., 6-7 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Doling Family Center
    FEE
    Free/Member, Daily Fee/Non-member

     


  3. Sat., June 5-July 31: Run for Fun Club


    Hop into summer with free kid-friendly creative exercise activities, promoting healthy lifestyles and getting kids running. The Run for Fun Club takes place every Saturday in June and July at Westport School-Park. Water and snacks provided. Register by May 31 at ParkBoard.org/RunForFun.
    Westport School-Park 864-1049

    AGE
    Grades 2-6
    DATE
    June 5-July 31
    TIME
    10-10:45 a.m.
    LOCATION
    FEE
    Free

     
  4. Fri., July 16: Register for Youth Fall Softball League

    Five-game youth softball league. Classifications are 10U, 12U, 14U in Fast Pitch; 10U in Modified Fast Pitch, and 8U, 10U in Coach Pitch. All softball programs filled on a first come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players. Register by July 16.

    Killian Sports Complex 837-5817

    AGE
    8U-18U
    DATE
    Aug. 2-Sept. 10
    TIME
    Varies, call for details
    LOCATION
    Killian Sports Complex
    FEE
    $215/Team Coach Pitch (Recreational Leagues); $235/Team 12U Fast Pitch and 10U Modified Pitch (Recreational & Competitive Leagues) $240/Team 14U (Recreational & Competitive Leagues)


     
  5. Fri., July 23: Register for Fall Recreational Youth Baseball League

    Five-game youth baseball recreational league. Classifications are T-Ball, Coach Pitch in 6-9, Modified Pitch 9, and Player Pitch in 9-14. All baseball programs filled on a first come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players. Register by July 23.

    Cooper Sports Complex 837-5817

    AGE
    7-14 yrs.
    DATE
    Aug. 2-Sept. 11
    TIME
    Varies, call for details
    LOCATION
    Cooper Sports Complex
    FEE
    $225/Team T-Ball, Coach Pitch (6, 7, 8, 9) $245/Team Modified Pitch 9, Player Pitch (9, 10) $355/Team Player Pitch (11, 12, 14)


     
  6. July 27-Aug. 19: Tae Kwon Do

    Build self-confidence, learn self defense, achieve new skills and make new friends. Beginning and Advanced.

    Doling Family Center 837-5900 

    AGE
    6 yrs. and up
    DATE
    July 27-Aug. 19
    TIME
    Tues. and Thurs., 6-7 p.m
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $30/Member, $40/Non-member 


     

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Zoo Programs

Adult Sports & Programs



  1. Daily: Water Aerobics at Chesterfield


    Available at both Doling and Chesterfield Family Centers. A great way to get in shape with minimal impact on your muscles and joints.  Chesterfield Family Center 891-1616

    TIME
    Mon.-Sat., 8:30 & 9:30 a.m.; Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Chesterfield Family Center
    FEE
    Free/Members, Daily fee/Non-members

     


  2. Daily: Water Aerobics at Doling


    Available at both Doling and Chesterfield Family Centers. A great way to get in shape with minimal impact on your muscles and joints.  Doling Family Center 837-5900

    TIME
    Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.; Tues., Thurs., 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Doling Family Center
    FEE
    Free/Members, Daily fee/Non-members

     
  3. Fri., July 23: Register for Adult Fall Softball

    Ten-week adult softball league. Divisions are men’s, women’s and coed. All softball programs filled on a first-come basis. Register by team, about 10+ players, by July 23.

    Killian Sports Complex 837-5817

    AGE
    14 yrs. and up 
    DATE
    Aug. 2-Sept. 24
    TIME
    Varies, call for details
    LOCATION
    FEE
     $235/Team 


     
  4. Fri., July 30: Register for Adult Flag Football Leagues

    Seven-game league. Adult men’s and women’s flag football leagues. Register by team, about 7+ players, by July 30.

    Meador Softball Complex 837-5817

    AGE
    16 yrs. and up 
    DATE
    Aug. 7-Sept. 25
    TIME
    Varies, call for details
    LOCATION
    Meador Softball Complex
    FEE
     $240/Team 


     
  5. July 23-Aug. 26: Total Yoga at Doling

    Ideal for improving balance, coordination, peace of mind and overall health.

    Doling Family Center 837-5900

    AGE
    18 yrs. and up 
    DATE
    July 23-Aug. 26
    TIME
    Tues., 9-10 a.m. or Thurs., 6:15-7:15 p.m.
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $35/Member, $45/Non-member


     
  6. Mon., July 26: Art in the Park for Seniors

    Learn techniques to complete a craft project. Projects vary per program date. Registration required.

    Doling Park History Museum Courtyard 837-5808 

    AGE
    55 yrs. and up 
    DATE
    Mon., July 26
    TIME
    10 a.m.-noon
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $5 /project 


     


  7. July 20-Aug. 17: Tai Chi and Healing Breathwork for Seniors


    Maintain your health, improve your balance, heal your body and have a positive outlook on life. Five-week sessions are instructed by Chuck Mercer. Registration required.

     Doling Park History Museum Courtyard 837-5808


    AGE
    55 yrs. and up
    DATE
    July 20-Aug. 17
    TIME
    Mon., 12-1 p.m.
    LOCATION
    FEE
    $35/Ages 55 yrs. and up, $45/Ages 54 yrs. and under


     

Accessible Recreation



  1. Now - Drive-Thru Ceramics


    Looking for something fun to do in your own home? Look no further than Accessible Recreation's Drive-thru Ceramics! It's minimal interaction but maximum fun for our friends with disabilities and their family and friends! We have ceramic projects that are ready to be your next masterpiece! Call or email to schedule a pick-up time. Call when you arrive, and we will bring it out! Pick-up at the Northview Center (301 E. Talmage).

    AGE
    All ages with a disability
    DATE
    Call or email to schedule a pickup time
    LOCATION
    Northview Center
    FEE
    Starting at $5/project